Under current law, a person commits a class B traffic offense if the person fails to exercise more than ordinary care and caution in approaching, overtaking, or passing an authorized service vehicle that is performing its service function and displaying its lights. The bill states that a person commits a class A traffic offense if the person passes a snowplow that is operated by a state, county, or local government, displaying its lights, and performing its service function in echelon formation with one or more other such snowplows. "Echelon formation" means a formation in which snowplows are arranged diagonally, with each unit stationed behind and to the right, or behind and to the left, of the unit ahead.
The bill makes an appropriation.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)